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Water-saving posters
Water Saving - Chemistry doing its bit
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 - 12:15

The Western Cape water crisis has forced all of us to think carefully about how we use water.  Not only as individuals, but also in the collective context of our work and studies.  To this end, our indomitable Chemical Safety Officer Monique Muller (and the Science Faculty and Chemistry’s official Water Champion) has been getting us all to think carefully about saving - and not only to talk about doing it, but to implement it as well.

Adrien and Ibiye - our 2018 PG reps on the SRC
Our 2018 representatives on the Science Postgrad Students' Council
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 - 12:45

Congratulations to Ibiye Dagogo and Adrien Ndamyabera, who were recently elected to be the 2018 PG representatives on the Science PG Students' Council.

Health and Safety Course
Departments and Schools attend Health and Safety Short Course
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - 14:15

Monique Muller (Chemical Safety Officer for Chemistry & Chemical Engineering) presented Chemistry’s UCT accredited SHE Representative Laboratory Safety Short Course on 13 February.

Kelly Chibale achieves A-rating with the National Research Foundation
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - 10:30

The Chemistry Department is pleased to announce that Prof Kelly Chibale has attained an A-rating with the National Research Foundation.

For the full story, see the Science Faculty news page here.

In Memory of Dr Karl Wilkinson
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 - 14:00

The department mourns the loss of a colleague and friend, Dr Karl Wilkinson. 

UCT Chemistry at the SACI Inorganic Conference & Carman Physical Chemistry Symposium
Wed, 05 Jul 2017 - 10:15

UCT Chemistry was well represented at the recent South African Chemical Institute Inorganic Conference & Carman Physical Chemistry Symposium.

Chemistry vs Molecular and Cell Biology Soccer
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 - 14:00

Many thanks to Matthew Williams for organising the soccer game against MCB! 

Although it was a 5-a-side, around 20 players proudly donned the red bibs to represent the department and take us to a well deserved victory!

RIP Dr Shirley Churms
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 - 18:15

The Chemistry Department is saddened by the news that Dr Shirley Churms passed away on 23 February 2016.

The Periodic Tables 4 New Elements
The Periodic Table’s Four New Elements
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 - 08:30

If you take even the slightest interest in chemistry news, you’ll probably already have heard about the official confirmation of the discovery of four new elements, which even achieved widespread coverage in mainstream news outlets. So what do we actually know about these new elements?

Secretaries Day 2015
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 - 16:00

The Administrative staff was spoiled on Secretaries Day

Francoise Amombo Noa at the Cambridge Structural Database stand
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 - 16:00

The CSD staff were delighted to meet Francoise as she is a co-author on the 750 000th crystal structure to be added to the database.

Husband and Wife Graduate with PhDs in Chemistry together
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 - 14:45

Married Couple Ahmed Hammouda and Fatin Elmagbari are graduating with their PhD's in Chemistry in June. Not only have they achieved their PhD's together, but they also produced a baby during their studies.